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Essays in Love (Auckland, New Zealand)


3 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2020

Short Synopsis

“Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying, in essence, we are not wholly alive until we are loved”


Otto and Chloe meet on a flight between London and Paris, by the time they have picked up their bags they are in love.


It's beautiful, marvellous and wonderful...until it isn't.


Adapted from the acclaimed novel by modern day philosopher Alain de Botton, this brand new show puts love under the philosophical microscope, exploring every detail of its wonder, joy, pain and absurdity.


Featuring the French Revolution, chocolate allergies, passive aggressive squash and a calculation of the exact probability of falling in love at first sight on a British Airways flight, Essays in Love is funny, smart, intensely moving and deeply relatable to every human being who has ever fallen into and out of love.

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Written By
Eli Kent and Oliver Driver Based on the novel of the same name by Alian De Botton
Composed By
Leon Radojkovic
Directed By
Oliver Driver
Ross Mccormack
Designed By
Ella Mizrahi, Brad Gledhill and Rachel Marlow
Leon Wadham
Availability Status
Generally available

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